AcademicsUndergraduate Schools

School of Health Studies

Department of Health Management

Key features

  1. A comprehensive examination of health, an essential part of a happy life
    "Exercise," "social work," "nutrition" and "mental health" Have a total learning experience of health from four angles
  2. Foster people who can thrive in various societal settings
    Develop the ability to collaborate with various companies, organizations and regional societies to promote health
  3. Prepare to obtain national certifications
    Various methods of preparation to obtain certifications in the health, social work, and nutritional fields.

Message from the Dean

Dr. Manami Hori

Dr. Manami Hori

  • Specializations: Public Policy (Health Economics)

The educational principle of the School of Health Studies, newly-formed as of April 2018, is to cultivate personnel who can support a future society where everyone can have a healthy life. Japan is facing a level of population aging that is unprecedented in the history of humankind, and there is not just one solution for the various problems associated with this issue. There are many approaches. In the School of Health Studies, students obtain scientific evidence-based specialized knowledge and skills related to food/nutrition, exercise and mental health. At the same time, students develop their management skills from a base of knowledge drawn from social science-related fields such as community social work, sociology, and economics.
I look forward to meeting our first class of students, who will be able to propose and implement solutions to the health issues facing individuals, families, regions, society and even the world.

Admission criteria

Department of Health Management seeks students who understand the Department's goals for educational research and personnel development, and have the initiative to learn in order to achieve these goals.


People who have a sufficient level of basic academic skills and are able to acquire the knowledge necessary to fulfill the degree requirements designated by the School of Health Studies, Department of Health Management.

[1] Knowledge • Skills

  • For English, students should acquire English language reading comprehension, expression, and communication skills through their high school English courses.
  • For Japanese, students should acquire reading comprehension, expression, and communication skills through their high school Japanese courses.
  • For Social Studies, students should select courses from their high school's social studies offerings (world history, Japanese history, geography, politics • economics, ethics, modern society) and understand the material in those subjects.
  • For mathematics and science, students should have a broad knowledge of the natural sciences (e.g. biology) that are necessary for understanding health in a comprehensive manner.

[2] Critical Thinking • Decision-making • Communication

Students should be able to apply knowledge/skills from both humanities and scientific subjects as well as communicate about both fields in an integrated manner.

[3] The Attitude to Learn Collaboratively with Others

Students should have the initiative to learn by understanding a diversity of viewpoints, building positive relationships, challenging themselves, and persevering through disappointments to achieve their goals.